Pediatric flu complications common, emergency department study finds

08/4/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

One-third of children seen at hospital emergency departments during peak flu season for flu-like symptoms may be at high risk of developing severe complications such as pneumonia, University of Colorado researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics. They said children who have neurologic or neuromuscular conditions have an even higher risk and noted that the study supports the use of antiviral treatments.

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